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Hard Top Convertables

Discussion in 'Motors' started by House, 9 Jun 2006.

  1. House

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    I have spent the afternoon considering my next car and these came up in convesation.

    I really like the new C70 Volvo T5s,

    Which other full sized cars can you get with a removable lid?

    By full size i mean bigger than a 307cc which brings me to my second point.
    A friends wife has seriously damaged his 307CC by folding the roof while the boot was full, aparently there has been some serious chassis twisting done.
    How solid are the chassis on convertable cars? I dont like the idea of a car that can be damaged by a servo cranking the roof down.
     
  2. Oblivious

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    Get a better marque. Its a Peugeot, that explains everything.
     
  3. House

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    well i did tell him that, I had a 309 a long time ago and it was the worst car i have ever owned, and ive had an Austin Maestro
     
  4. Morba

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    dont think there are any bigger cars that are cc.

    get a e46 cab with a hard top for winter or an A4 tbh
     
  5. cymatty

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    911 Conv, they come with a solid roof. :p
     
  6. Oblivious

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    No you didnt.
     
  7. Simian

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    Don't these convertibles have a 'Max Fill' Line in the boot like a Photo Copier or Printer?!?... So you don't over fill em into the roof space :confused:

    I know the Saab 900/93 Conv does!...
     
  8. House

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    sorry? which part are you doubting me on?
     
  9. Tomsk

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    They probably all do, but the better cars will also have sensors that detect obstructions and stop before damage is done. To rely on human stupidity is asking for trouble.
     
  10. Tomsk

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    You didn't say in your opening post that you told your mate that a Peugeot is rubbish so Oblivious and the rest of us were oblivious to that.
     
  11. Clarkey

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    a roof motor bending the chassis, no way ;)
     
  12. Garrett

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    Hard tops are an option for the 3 series convertible.
     
  13. Firestar_3x

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    The structure of the roof would be bent not the car itself, supprised it don't have load sensors and it should shut off when its becomes stuck.
     
  14. paradigm

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    Surprised it doesn't have a load of sensors like the softop A4 does, and won't even ATTEMPT to move the roof if something is in the way.

    Not folding ones.
     
  15. Garrett

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    Correct, but the poster asked about cars with a removable lid
     
  16. Cybertronic

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    Honda S2000 hardtop.

    Preferably with the Mugen hardtop :p
     
  17. Morba

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    good choice!